Roosevelt County

US States / N / New Mexico / Roosevelt County
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Roosevelt County is named for Theodore Roosevelt, who was the twenty-sixth President of the United States.

 

Created:  February 28, 1903

County Seat:

Portales  1903 – present

 

County Courthouse – Portales  

 

Location:  109 West 2nd Street / Main Street

Built:  1938 – 1939

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Robert E Merrell

Contractor:  C S Lambie & Company

 

Description: The building faces southeast and is a four story rectangular buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The southeast front has a projecting center section which rises above the roof line. There is stone trim at the central entrance. Extensive use of the Zia symbol decorate the exterior along with three early settlers and an Indian guide. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located at the southeast side of the second story. The building was a Works Progress Administration project.

 

See:  The contractor C S Lambie & Company constructed courthouses in Quay County and Sierra County and in Texas in Childress County, Gregg CountyHutchinson CountyMoore CountyPotter County and Ward County.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a two story frame structure with cement block walls built in 1903. The second and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $197,381.

 

County Magistrate Court – Portales  

 

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Location:  1700 North Boston Avenue / East Spruce Street

Built:  2015 – 2016

Style:  Modern

Architect:  ASA Architect 

Contractor:  HB Construction of Las Cruces.

 

Description: The building faces west and is a one story rectangular shaped white colored  concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the north of the courthouse. The southwest corner has a high yellow colored concrete entrance section with glass panels. A canopy extended over the first story entrance. The roof line is flat. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Quay County and Curry County

E – Bailey County, Texas and Cochran County, Texas

S – Lea County

W – Chaves County and De Baca County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Statue of Washington Ellsworth Lindsey

 

 

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County Magistrate Court

 

 

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Photos taken 2007, 2016 and 2019